So now it turns out that the Trump-voting neighbor of deranged Bernie Sanders campaign worker James Hodgkinson was giving the bloodthirsty moonbat a good leaving alone in downstate ­Illinois.

“He was a Democrat and I was a Republican,” Aaron Meurer told the Belleville News-Democrat, “so we didn’t have too much to talk about.”

Naturally the mainstream media claims to find this “troubling,” not to mention “problematic.” Why can’t we all get along, as Rodney King once said. But what the hell was Meurer supposed to discuss with his Bernie Bro neighbor? Last night’s Rachel Maddow hatefest on MSNBC? Robert B. Reich’s latest unhinged book rant? Hodgkinson’s job — oh that’s right, he didn’t work. After all, he was a Bernie Bro. He just wanted free stuff.

Was Meurer supposed to make small talk: “Hi Jim! Any new additions to your GOP congressman hit list? Have you signed any more petitions supporting Katherine Clark’s legislation?”

Gee, why would Trump voters not want to have anything to do with the Beautiful People?

Every day, across the country, Trump supporters are brutally attacked by the sore losers of Nov. 8. This week in Indiana, a pick-up truck with a Trump flag was fired upon.

There’s a special congressional election in suburban Atlanta Tuesday. Late last week, neighbors of the GOP candidate found envelopes full of white powder in their mailbox, along with a vile note that said, among other things, “STRING UP THE COLLABORATORS!”

In other words, lynch Republicans. Talk about back to the future, in Georgia of all places. Somewhere Democrat Govs. Gene Talmadge and Lester Maddox are smiling. But is this a good look for the same party that brought us the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow, the poll tax, massive resistance and Bull Connor?

So Friday afternoon I asked my radio audience to recount their post-election experiences with the celebrate-diversity crowd.

A guy from the 617 area code texted me this: “I’m in my 30s and have friends in their 20s. I work in the local music industry, so I have a lot of Facebook ‘friends.’ I routinely run across ‘Punch a fascist in the face’ and the like. I’m gay so everyone assumes I’m liberal. I’m a lot more fearful of being outed as a conservative than I am of being outed as gay.”

From 603: “I went to a Home Depot in southern New Hampshire wearing a Trump tank top and I asked for help and the clerk said to me, ‘I’m not helping YOU!’ I told my pro-Hillary girlfriend and she said, ‘What did you expect?’ We broke up shortly afterwards.”

A Maine listener: “I work at a supermarket in South Portland. They told me I couldn’t wear my Trump hat at work, but others wear their Hillary buttons, no problem.”

From 508: “I’m 32. Went out on a date with a Hillary woman. She liked me a lot. Finally I sat her down and said, ‘There’s something you need to know. Donald Trump is my hero.’ That was that.”

Another New Hampshire listener: “I work in a very small PO in rural N.H., the kind of place people go to chew the fat in the morning. After the election, they found out I was a Republican. Before Nov. 8, they thought I was kind, friendly and helpful. Now some of them have closed their boxes and go to other PO’s in abutting towns. What happened?”

From 508: “Lots of folks I avoid talking to. It’s like trying to reason with a 2-year-old. They have a temper tantrum if they don’t get their way.”

One problem is, the more rabid these Bernie Bros are, the less they tend to know. They swallow the endless stream of fake-news CNN tweets, like the fact that Trump didn’t really visit Rep. Scalise’s hospital room (he did) or that only Democrat congressmen prayed for Scalise at the pitcher’s mound (another flat-out lie CNN tweeted around the world).

From 978: “My daughter-in-law voted for Hillary and then told me. I asked her, who’s the chief justice of the Supreme Court? She just stared at me. ‘Nuff said.”

But sometimes you have to interact with these ignorant lunatics, no matter how deranged they have become. Only Democrats have forgotten the wise old saying, “The customer is always right.”

This from the 603 area code: “I’m a limo driver, own my own company. Some hate Trump, some love him. I’ve got to make money so I agree with all of them.”

Trump Derangement Syndrome, it’s an epidemic. The only good news is, there are still some parts of the country that have only suffered isolated outbreaks of TDS.

A South Carolina listener texted me: “Not too many down here suffering from TDS. Must be a Northern malady, like Lyme disease.”

Or voting for Democrats.

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